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This nonprofit trust was founded in 1998 to protect rangeland in California. It has conserved more than 340,000 acres that support livestock, wildlife, and rural communities.

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Andy Schiffrin Planning Commission Nomination Nixed


Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chair Zach Friend and Supervisors Manu Koenig and Bruce McPherson denied Justin Cummings’ appointee.

Living on the Sand Comes With Risks


Building any structure on the active beach is asking for problems, and this is precisely what has happened at several locations along the northern Monterey Bay shoreline as well as elsewhere in coastal California, writes columnist Gary Griggs.

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Downtown Santa Cruz library project approved by city council

Plus: Bike lane to be added to Laurel Street, some parking removed.

Image caption: Caltrans has received $680,000 in federal funding to explore alternatives for reconnecting communities along the I-980 in Oakland.
Rerouting Past Wrongs

California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.

Image caption: The future of malls looks like one where the rich get richer while lower-end malls simply die out.
Mall Culture and the American Dream

Shopping malls revolutionized how Americans shopped, socialized, and lived. Now, malls face an uncertain future. How did the dream of a new town square go so wrong?

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Downtown Santa Cruz library project advances

City council to weigh potential parking changes.

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Neighbors challenge Pajaro housing project

PAJARO—A group of Pajaro neighbors has filed a lawsuit against a developer, the County of Monterey and its Board of Supervisors, challenging an agricultural workforce housing project in Pajaro that would place 45 units on Susan Street, a dead-end road …

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Ocean Street apartment plans revised in Santa Cruz

Developers of one of the largest recent housing proposals in Santa Cruz have revised plans and will share new details at a Feb. 9 meeting.

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Santa Cruz Downtown expansion plan scaled back

Building height limits reduced, affordability boosted.

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Housing, shops approved on Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley

Mount Hermon Road project was stalled since 2008.

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Objective design standards approved by Santa Cruz City Council

New rules expedite housing development, provide bus passes.

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